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Maharishi Panchakarma

Due to diet, environmental pollution, stress, fatigue and lifestyle choices, toxins build up in our cells and tissues. According to AyurVeda, these toxins, called Ama, are the basis of most disease.

Panchakarma consists of a series of purification therapies designed to remove toxic Ama from our cells and tissues. In doing so, it supports the
body’s self-healing mechanisms and helps promote good health.

Panchakarma involves a series of carefully coordinated purification procedures, given in a specific sequence, to gently but effectively release and remove deep-seated toxins.

Profound and long-lasting regeneration is the result. Your mind and body become more balanced, which naturally creates the basis for increased efficiency, vitality and zest for life.

Maharishi AyurVeda

Panchakarma Treatments

Panchakarma therapy is probably the quickest and most effective way to remove the widest range of toxins from your body. It consists of:

• Ayurvedic massages to soften up the cells and tissues, to help them expel accumulated toxins

• Heat treatments to open up the body channels and help move the toxic Ama into the circulatory system

• Nasal and intestinal cleansing treatments to fully expel toxins from the body, so they are not re-absorbed.

All the treatments can be integrated into longer therapy programmes. Most treatments are also available as single treatments. A ‘One Day Wonder’, which includes Abhyanga and Shirodhara, is a popular option. Please note that the descriptions of treatments and preparations from this page onwards are provided for interest, and in practice one would have a consultation with a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner in order to design the best programme for one’s individual needs

Woman getting a massage on her back
Man having a oil like liquid poured on his head
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Abhyanga – full body massage2017-03-30T10:48:28+01:00

Synchronised full body massage using herbalised oils, performed by two Maharishi AyurVeda therapists. Abhyanga is normally given before other forms of Panchakarma treatment. As the oil penetrates your skin, it softens the cells and helps release toxins that accumulate in the tissues.

Udvartana – weight-reducing massage2017-03-30T10:48:33+01:00

Udvartana is a stimulating and enlivening massage that reduces Kapha Dosha, promotes weight-loss, improves blood circulation, and cleanses the skin. Pastes made with coarsely ground flours, herbal powders and oils are used.

Vishesh – deep muscle massage2017-03-30T10:48:38+01:00

A synchronised deep muscle massage for those who perform sports or who take part in physical exercise or work. Stronger pressure and less oil are used than in Abhyanga. This massage profoundly relaxes the muscles and has a powerfully stimulating effect on circulation within the tissues.

Nasya – nasal and sinus treatment2017-03-30T10:48:43+01:00

This treatment combines a head, neck and shoulder massage with herbalised steam and purification procedures. It helps eliminate toxins from the sinuses and from the head and upper respiratory area. Besides clearing and calming the mind, Nasya is said to purify and detoxify the sense organs.

Netra Tarpana – eye treatment2017-03-30T10:48:49+01:00

After a full head and face massage, treatment is applied to the eyes and surrounding tissues. It is recommended for eye strain, tired eyes, itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes and a range of other eye problems. The eyes are considered a Pitta or hot organ, and as Netra Tarpana helps balance Pitta Dosha, it also helps reduce anger. Netra Tarpana is said to promote one’s inner eye, or intuition.

Pizzichilli – royal treatment2017-03-30T10:48:54+01:00

During this luxurious royal treatment, two therapists pour a continuous stream of warm oil over your whole body, while also performing a synchronised massage. The combination of oil massage and heat treatment softens and releases deep-seated toxins and moves them out of the tissues ready for elimination. This massage is considered the best treatment for balancing Vata Dosha.

Uzhichil – invigorating massage2017-03-30T10:48:59+01:00